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CAST 

(in order of appearance; 



PRIEST Don Brooks 

WOODCUTTER Dennis Magee 

WiaMAKER Mel Kabler 

DEPUTY Mark MacMillan 

BANDIT Mike Francis 

HUSBAND — — David Levy 

WIPE -r Kathleen O'Malley 

MOTHER - Edith Warner 

MEDIUM Lari Walter 



The action takes place in Kyoto, Japan, about a thousand 
years ago - at an edge of the Rashomon Gate, at a police 
court, and in a nesurby forest. 



There will be a fifteen minute intermission between 
Act I and Act II. Refreshments will be served in the 
foyer on the second floor Smoking is permitted in the 
first floor foyer only. 



COMING EVENTS 

February 13. 1^. 20, 21, 2?, 28 BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE 

March 13, l**. 20, 21, 27, 28 TWELVE ANGRY MEN 
(Auditions January 25 it 26 7»^0 pm^ 

April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 GODSPELL 
(Auditions February 15 & 16 7«00 pm) 

May 8, 9. 15, 16, 22. 23 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF 

(Auditions March 22 & 23 7»00 pmJ 



ERRATAi * This' production is presented by arrangement 
with Samuel French, Inc., not Dramatist Play 
Service. 



The Footlight Club welcomes you to its' 325th 
product ion , RASHOMON . 



OFFICERS 



President 
Vice President 
Secretary 
Treasurer 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Philip Burns 
Robert Canterbury 
Frank Fornaro 



David V. Bossio 
Stephen W. Byrne 
Lucy -Marie Claflin 
Jim Meady 



Hugh McDonagh 
Edith Wagner 



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ANGELS 
Amy Davol 

BENEFACTO R S 

Anonymous 
Alberta Forbes 

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Lathem, Jr. 
Jim Meady 

Mrs. Charles M. Seidenberg 

PATRONS 
Anonymous 

Michael J. Aronovitz 
Mrs. Thomas J. Higgins 
Walter H. Marx 
S. J. Messina 



SPONSORS 

Robert B. Canterbury 
Robert DiMattia 
Jeanne Garin ^ 
Janet Grey 
Katherine Heggie 

Mrs. Edward Keefe, Jr. Mrs. David Scannell, Jr 

BOOSTERS 

Paul Abbott Rose Northway 

David Bossio Francis O'Donnell 

Gaetano Laudato Mrs. William G. 'Neil 



Bertram K. Little 
Dr. John B. Little 
Patricia Lyons 
David H. Morse 
Carol O'Neil 



The Footlight Club has a new program of 
Special Sponsors for each production. 
We wish to thank the following people who 
helped to sponsor our production of 
RASHOMON . 

JOANNE COBUZZI 

CLARA BROO*[S 

ERNEST BRUNEAU 

JACY LONDON 
DONNA BROOKS 

JIM MEADY 

JANICE REINBACHER 

PAM MEADY 

TOM KITCHEN 

MARY MEADY 

PAUL MOSER 

LIZ AND LORI 

PEPPER 

MARGARET M. MACMILLAN REALTORS 39 SOUTH ST 



Special thanks to Phil Burns, Lpis Polstien 
Mary A. Meady and Mary B. Meady.. 



WHO'S WHO 



HAL WAGNER (Director) Since joining the Club, Hal has been involved in many 
productions--on and off sta^e. He is always willing to lend a hand. He app- 
eared in TOWARDS ZERO, LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS AND TWELFTH NIGHT. He 
also performed with the Brookline Amateurs and Milton Players. We wish him 
well in this, his directorial debut. 

DON BROOKS (Priest) After running lights for rtOAR OP THE..., Don decided 
to try the other side of the footlights. Don organized a Theatre Arts group 
of Parents Without Partners and appeared in productions with that group. 

MICHAEL FRANCIS (Bandit) Michael's credits run the gamut from acting in 
theatre, films and TV to writing and singing. He took the role of Sasha 
in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Paul in 6 RMS RIV VU, and appeared in Dinner 
Theatre in Ohio. He knows many 'stars', being a photographer at the 
Hayden Planetarium. 

MEL KABLER (Wigmaker) Another newcomer, Mel has quite a resume, appearing 
as Nicely Nicely in GUYS AND DOLLS and Sheridan Whiteside in THE MAN WHO 
CAME TO DINNER, and directing six plays. Mel also has his own traveling 
theatre company. 

DAVID LEVY (Husband) David made his Footlight debut in a low-cut gown in 
ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT... so you may not recognize him. A lawyer and a 
J. P. resident, Dave is a welcome addition to the Club. 

DENNIS MAGEE (Woodcutter) Dennis is our Dorchester representative and 
last appeared as Antonio in TWELFTH NIGHT. He also played in THE LADY'S 
NOT FOR BURNING. He has done several shows with the Dorchester commun- 
ity theatre and recently appeared in THE CRUCIBLE in South Boston. 

MARK MACMILLAN (Deputy) Mark made his debut at the Footlight Club as a mere 
boy and has been an integral part of the Club ever since. His more recent 
credits include TOWARDS ZERO and THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING. Mark's 
knowledge of the Club and its' workings, from by-laws to building codes, 
has been invaluable . 

KATHLEEN 'MALLEY (Wife) A member for ten years, Kathleen has been very 
busy this past year especially, appearing in VANITIES (which was repeated 
by popular demand) and TWELFTH NIGHT. She acted as Hostess during the run 
of ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT..., and is a tireless worker and a promoter of 
all Footlight Club activities. 

EDITH WAGNER (Mother) A member of the Board, Edith designed the sets for 
THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING, SOMEONE WAITING and RASHOMON. She appeared in 
TWELFTH NIGHT and performed several roles in FINNEGAN'S WAKE. Edith has 
alsx) acted with the Amateurs and is meirried to our Director. 

LARI WALTER (Medium) Another newcomer, Lari trained at the American Con- 
servatory Theatre in San Francisco. She played Ada in TOBACCO ROAD and 
Phoebe in AS YOU LIKE IT. A UMass graduate, Lari is business manager at 
WHUE Radio in Boston. 



PKODUCriON STAFF 



IhODUCER Jim Meady 

-JVkGE MANAGER Arthur Bar las 

;jh"T DESIGN Edith Wagner, Brent Totman 

SCENIC ARTIST Edith Wagner 

LIGHTING DESIGN & EXECUTION Brent Totman, D. J. Lutz 

SOUND Jim Meady, Tom Kitchen 

COSTUMES ' Jan Ebert 

MAKEUP Judy Kelly, Chuck Frates 

Janet Grey, Margaret Mulholland 

PROPS Pam Knickrehm 

COMBAr CHOREOGRAPHER Jerome Smith 

SET CONSTRUCTION Tom Kitchen, Pam Meady 

Jim Meady, Hal Wagner 

PUBLICITY Kay Mclntyre 

POSTER/PROGRAM DESIGN Larry Peterson 

HOSPITALITY Lisa Doraenicucci 

AT THE DOOR 

January 16 Frank Fornaro January 1? Stephen Byrne 

January 23 Lucy-Marie Claflin January 24 Gerald Whalen 

January 3^ Michael Aronovitz January 31 John Pierce